The deadline to apply for 2022 spring and summer term funding is Sunday, February 20. Please note, the application process and award amount has changed from previous cycles.

The DeLoach Scholarship enables undergraduates to engage in research work in support of the Honors College thesis, under the guidance of a faculty member. This fund was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949. Some DeLoach awards will be funded through the Richard Chambers Environmental Research Fund.


Honors College undergraduates who have completed and signed thesis proposals are eligible to apply for scholarship support for their thesis research.


The deadline to submit applications for spring and summer terms, 2022 is Sunday, February 20.

Award amount

Scholarships are $750. Awards are paid to students' OSU accounts as scholarship support. Students must be enrolled in the Honors College at least quarter-time throughout the duration of the award period.


Note: Past application cycles required a letter from a faculty sponsor; this is no longer required.

To apply, students should submit 1) a copy of their signed thesis proposal and 2) a one page letter containing the following information:

  • A description of the applicant's research goals during the term of the award (spring and summer, 2022) and how these will advance progress toward completion of their thesis.
  • An explanation of how receipt of the scholarship will support realization of these goals.
  • A detailed plan for meeting with the applicant's faculty mentor through the term of the award.
  • A list of any other scholarships, paid positions, grants or other funds supporting the applicant's research during the term of the award.

These must be sent to [email protected] by midnight on the application deadline (2/20/22).


The Honors College reviews all proposals and makes award decisions based on available funds and through assessment of the impact the funds will have on advancing the applicant's progress toward completing their Honors College thesis. Review is competitive, and the quality of the application letter (its clarity and success in providing all of the information requested above) will be a consideration. Only students who have a thesis proposal signed by their mentor on file with the Honors College are eligible for receipt of funding. Preference will be given to students who have not received previous support for their research from the Honors College and to students who are not receiving other sources of funding for their research.


Awardees must submit a one-page activity report at the end of each term of work. The report should detail progress toward realization of the goals listed in the application.


Kevin Stoller
Honors College
LInC 450
[email protected]